The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group

Monday, July 28, 2014

War News for Monday, July 28, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: A tragic incident names as the Khuzdar blast took place in Balochistan’s Khuzdar district this Monday. About seven passengers were injured in a blast that was targeting a bus according to Levies personnel.

#2: A woman was killed and her son as well as three security personnel were injured in a cross firing incident during a search operation in Lower Dir region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

#3: A local police official of Ghoor province survived from Taliban attack. The police official of Tolak district while going to Cheghcheran capital of the province, his vehicle was targeted by armed Taliban. A local official of Tolak district, Ghoor province said BNA; there was no casualty to local police official in the district.

#4: In several clearing operations conducted by National army forces six armed oppositions were killed in different parts of the country. Ministry of National Defense press office spokesman said